Celiac Disease

Chippy brand chips recalled due to gluten: Celiac disease news

Oct 21 2014 - 6:01pm

Two versions of Chippy brand chips are being recalled due to undeclared gluten and wheat in the packages. People who have celiac disease or are sensitive to gluten are being asked to throw away their bags or return them for a refund. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has labeled this as a Class 1 recall and is asking consumers not to eat these products if they have allergies to the undeclared ingredients.

Chippy Barbecue Flavored Corn Chips and Jack 'N Jill Chippy Barbecue Flavored Corn Chips are part of the recall.

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Gluten-free diet backlash: Celiac disease news

Oct 18 2014 - 5:36pm

Diet trends often receive backlash from the public, and the gluten-free diet has not been able to escape this. Although it is recommended by medical professionals for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, other people have adopted it without having either condition. The diet has been called a fad due to its popularity, and the criticism is hurting people with celiac disease.

Critics of the gluten-free diet point to previous fads such as the low carbohydrate diet or cabbage soup diet.

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Gluten-free pancake and waffle mix recalled: New Hope Mills chia mix

Oct 17 2014 - 7:39pm

A gluten-free pancake and waffle mix is being recalled because of an undeclared ingredient. The official name on the package is New Hope Mills Gluten Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix, and it was sold in 16 oz boxes. The company has shared that soy is not labeled on the package but included in the ingredients and may cause problems for people who are allergic to it.

The recalled New Hope Mills Gluten Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix was sold in multiple locations, but the company believes only the following states were affected: Florida, Pennsylvania, New York

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Arsenic dangers in gluten-free rice foods for celiac disease

Oct 16 2014 - 6:06pm

People with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities often turn to products made with rice flour in an attempt to escape the protein. However, researchers in Spain have analyzed gluten-free rice foods and discovered disturbing levels of arsenic. They are concerned about the impact this dangerous substance will have on people who consume large quantities of rice products.

Researchers focused on a variety of gluten-free rice products including bread, pasta, cookies, milk and other items.

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Seitan dangers for celiac disease: Avoiding wheat gluten

Oct 15 2014 - 6:56pm
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Seitan is a popular ingredient in many Asian dishes, but it is dangerous for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities. Seitan is wheat gluten and is made completely from wheat, yet it can be used as a meat substitute. Vegan and vegetarian meals often rely on seitan, but people who are sensitive to gluten must learn to avoid it.

Seitan is found in many vegetarian dishes as a meat substitute because its texture and taste can act as a good replacement.

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Teal pumpkins used for food allergies on Halloween: Celiac disease news

Oct 14 2014 - 6:01pm
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Trick-or-treaters may notice a new trend this year as they try to scare their neighbors with witch costumes and collect their chocolate candy. Teal pumpkins are showing up on people’s porches, and they have a special meaning that can help families on Halloween. The pumpkins indicate that the family inside is giving out non-food treats which are safe for people with allergies.

Halloween can be a difficult time for people with celiac disease, gluten sensitivities and other food allergies.

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Gluten-free Halloween candy safe for celiac disease

Oct 13 2014 - 6:15pm

The front door is covered in fake cobwebs, spooky ghosts and green witches. Pumpkins are lining the driveway near the large metal Frankenstein who is ready to greet trick-or-treaters. Now, the candy dish needs your attention, and there are gluten-free options available from many brands. It is possible to find safe Halloween candy for people with celiac disease by following a few tips.

You do not have to skip Halloween candy if you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities because there are products deemed safe to consume.

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‘Top Chef’ contestant reveals gluten-free ideas: Celiac disease news

Oct 11 2014 - 9:48pm

One aspect that is often missing from food competitions on television is the requirement to make meals for people on restricted diets. Celiac disease and gluten sensitivities are often ignored by these shows. However, a contestant on “Top Chef” may change this with his commitment to cooking dairy-free and gluten-free dishes.

The new season of “Top Chef” focuses on Boston, and 12 eager contestants are ready to walk away with the prizes. One of them hopes his healthy dishes will be enough to destroy the competition.

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Bloating caused by gluten in celiac disease: Gluten baby stomach

Oct 9 2014 - 6:07pm

Bloating is a common complaint that affects people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities. Some people experience a highly visible version of the bloating that has been nicknamed the gluten baby stomach. Although they are not pregnant, it is easy to mistake their growing and aching stomachs, but there are tips that can help alleviate the discomfort.

Bloating can be caused by a variety of products and issues, so gluten is not the only culprit.

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Gluten-free communion wafers debated by Vatican

Oct 8 2014 - 8:09pm
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People with celiac disease have been facing an unusual challenge in church because they cannot eat wheat. The Catholic Church previously decided that gluten-free communion wafers could not be used, so people with gluten sensitivities were not able to participate in communion. However, there has been a recent change after many debates that may help.

The Vatican has stated that communion wafers cannot be used unless they contain wheat because of biblical references to the grain.

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Gluten-friendly wheat dangers for celiac disease

Oct 7 2014 - 6:05pm

Researchers are trying to develop a new type of wheat that will have less gluten, but doctors are concerned people with celiac disease may be entering a dangerous territory by consuming this type of product. The wheat still contains a small amount of gluten, and it may have a negative impact on people who are severely sensitive to the protein. There are concerns about this designer grain that leave medical experts questioning its safety.

Carmen Lamacchia, a scientist at the University of Foggia in Italy, is developing wheat with less gluten.

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Ordering gluten-free restaurant food online with apps: Celiac disease news

Oct 6 2014 - 10:06pm

Convenience is sometimes a necessity, and apps have made the process of ordering food from restaurants much simpler. Now, more apps are recognizing the need to filter options for celiac disease, so gluten-free food is easier to find. Although it is still important to verify the gluten content at each restaurant, having a meal delivered to your door eliminates one item from the to-do list.

App developers are making online ordering a better process by allowing users to specifically search for food that meets their dietary restrictions.

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Nigella Lawson promises gluten-free recipes in new cookbook

Oct 4 2014 - 6:15pm

Nigella Lawson has revealed that she is planning to release a new cookbook and will include gluten-free recipes. Although the entire book will not be dedicated to the celiac disease community, there will be dessert options without the protein. The chef also provides recipes on her website that may be helpful for people searching for gluten-free ideas.

Nigella Lawson promises that her next book, “Simply Nigella: Food to Nourish the Body and Soul,” will feature lighter recipes.

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Gluten recall of Crousset ground coriander seeds

Oct 2 2014 - 5:51pm

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall of Crousset ground coriander seeds because they have been contaminated with gluten. The seeds were available at both retail and online stores, so consumers could have purchased them outside of Canada. Although coriander is a spice that does not contain gluten naturally, it appears that the protein was able to taint the product.

Crousset ground coriander seeds are being recalled because gluten was not labeled properly on the packages.

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Oktoberfest ideas for gluten-free, celiac disease community

Sep 30 2014 - 5:05pm

Oktoberfest is being celebrated across the country with many cities planning family-friendly events and fun activities. Although people on a gluten-free diet who have celiac disease have to be careful, they can still participate because more areas are starting to acknowledge restricted diets. You do not have to miss out on the bratwurst or schnitzel.

The growing number of people on restricted gluten diets has affected how organizers plan events such as Oktoberfest.

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Gluten-free coffee flour offers alternative for celiac disease community

Sep 27 2014 - 4:50pm

The search for alternative flours and the creation of gluten-free products are providing a unique opportunity for innovation. Gluten-free coffee flour offers a way for companies to reuse coffee bean waste while giving the celiac disease community another option for cooking. The flour offers a variety of nutritional benefits beyond the caffeine kick.

Dan Belliveau created coffee flour after noticing the waste left from coffee bean production at his job as a director for Starbucks.

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Gluten-free oats coming from Glanbia: OatPure promises no contamination

Sep 26 2014 - 5:00pm

Oats are a controversial topic in the celiac disease community because some people cannot eat them without experiencing problems. In addition, oats are often contaminated with gluten, so it is not easy to find pure products. However, Glanbia has promised it will have complete control over its oat production process to eliminate the possibility of cross-contamination

Oats can be tolerated by some people with celiac disease, but this varies from case to case.

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Hookworms help celiac disease symptoms

Sep 25 2014 - 5:52pm

A new study offers hope to people who suffer from celiac disease and a way to reduce symptoms. Researchers at James Cook University have discovered that hookworms can help patients tolerate gluten. The proteins secreted by the parasitic worms may offer an important key to fighting inflammation and several disorders.

It is estimated that 500 million people around the world are infected with hookworms. These nematodes are considered parasitic and can be found in the small intestine.

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Gluten-free uncured beef corn dogs recalled: Applegate Naturals products

Sep 24 2014 - 5:43pm
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Gluten-free uncured beef corn dogs are being recalled because of potential storage issues. The products are sold under the Applegate Naturals brand name, and the company is recommending that consumers either throw them away or return them for a refund. People with and without celiac disease should not eat the uncured beef corn dogs with the EST. 2512 code.

Applegate Naturals gluten-free uncured beef corn dogs are sold in packages that weigh 10 oz and are also labeled as dairy free, casein free and sugar free.

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Dogs able to detect gluten in food: Celiac disease news

Sep 23 2014 - 4:41pm
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There is a new weapon in the fight against cross-contamination with gluten, and it enjoys belly rubs along with long walks. Dogs are being professionally trained to detect gluten in food and help people with celiac disease. The animals are providing an important way for people to identify the protein quickly.

Dawn Scheu has celiac disease and is extremely sensitive to gluten, so cross-contamination is a big problem for her.

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Chinese restaurant attacks gluten-free customers in rant

Sep 20 2014 - 5:09pm

A Chinese restaurant shut its doors temporarily after the owner posted a rant about customers. In his list, he included people who require gluten-free menu options. Employees at SO Restaurant claim the location is back in business, but the owner’s message may keep people away.

It is not easy for people with celiac disease to find restaurants that will accommodate their gluten-free diets.

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Papa Murphy’s joins forces with Udi’s to create gluten-free pizza

Sep 18 2014 - 5:28pm
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Papa Murphy’s is joining forces with Udi’s to cater to people with celiac disease by offering gluten-free pizza. The companies will remain independent, but the partnership will allow them to share resources. Consumers should start seeing the new products at Papa Murphy’s locations soon.

Papa Murphy’s and Udi’s are working together to give people more options in the gluten-free product category.

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Gluten-free food labels reviewed by FDA for trust issues

Sep 17 2014 - 5:25pm
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A new study reveals that gluten-free labels on food products can be trusted in 98.9 percent of the cases. The majority of the items lining grocery shelves and claiming not to contain gluten are following the FDA guidelines. However, people with celiac disease must proceed with caution if they are interested in purchasing a product that is not specifically labeled as gluten-free.

The standard is not to allow more than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten in a product, and the brands that comply with this guideline are allowed to call their products gluten-free.

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Gluten-free skin care products questioned for celiac disease

Sep 16 2014 - 7:56pm
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People with celiac disease frequently switch to gluten-free skin care products in an effort to reduce their exposure to the protein. However, researchers and medical professionals have questioned if this is a necessary step. Although there are some instances that it may be required, it is important to follow expert advice before throwing away all the beauty products in your home.

Gluten can be found in many skin care products, but it may not pose a danger to everyone.

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Asda supermarkets join gluten-free guarantee campaign for celiac disease

Sep 15 2014 - 5:18pm

There is an international movement to raise awareness about celiac disease, and one organization has found recent success with its campaign. Coeliac UK has signed up Asda supermarkets for its gluten-free guarantee program and hopes others will join. The change brings positive news to people in the United Kingdom while encouraging others around the globe to keep sharing information about celiac disease.

The Coeliac UK charity has announced that Asda will be a part of the gluten-free guarantee campaign.

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Gluten sensor would help control celiac disease

Sep 13 2014 - 6:27pm

A company in San Francisco is working on a gluten sensor that will help people who suffer from celiac disease. A gluten-free diet is an essential part of treatment, but it is not easy to avoid cross-contamination or coming into contact with the protein. 6SensorLabs hopes to change this by creating a product that will automatically detect gluten.

Most people with celiac disease are on a gluten-free diet, and the challenges of avoiding the protein appear on a daily basis.

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Menopause causes confusion with celiac disease

Sep 12 2014 - 5:00pm

A recent report suggests that there may be some confusion between the symptoms of menopause and celiac disease because of overlap. Previous research has indicated that it is possible to have both conditions begin at the same time, so it is important for patients to ask questions. Women should not ignore any of their symptoms while they seek medical help.

Dr. William Outlaw recently addressed the issues of menopause and celiac disease on Fox8.

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Celiac disease news: School guidelines updated for food allergies

Sep 11 2014 - 3:44pm

School guidelines have been updated by the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology to reflect the latest recommendations for dealing with allergies that include food items. The new proposals outline how to deal with anaphylaxis in a school setting. Unfortunately, families have learned that actually forcing a school to follow the rules is another challenge.

The Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has provided a detailed guide to dealing with anaphylaxis, and a special section focuses on food allergies.

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Fran Drescher reveals gluten-free diet weight loss

Sep 10 2014 - 6:09pm
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Celebrities have given the gluten-free diet mixed reviews with some accepting it while others have bashed it. However, Fran Drescher is one of the supporters, and her experience has been positive. She is revealing her latest weight loss numbers on the diet.

Fran Drescher has been on a gluten-free diet for several years, and she also adjusted it to no longer being vegan.

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